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Memorable Manitobans: James Whimster (1812-1900)

Click to enlargePioneer.

Born at Glasgow, Scotland in 1812, he came to Perth County, Ontario in 1839. There he married Mary Campbell (?-1913) of Caithness, Scotland. They had eleven children. The family came to High Bluff, Manitoba in 1871, where they farmed until 1882 and then returned to Portage la Prairie. He was first clerk of the Municipal Council of the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie, and later served as School Trustee. He was a member of the Odd Fellows’ Lodge, a member of the Presbyterian church and a Liberal in politics. He died in 1900.

Sources:

Tread of the Pioneers, written and edited by Joseph H. Metcalfe and published by the Portage la Prairie and District Old Timers’ Association, 1932.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

Page revised: 21 February 2010

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